THE WOMEN WITH THE AGENDR

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DELESSE FRANCIS

Coordinator

Delesse considers herself musically diverse. She is a DJ, Audio Engineer, Music Producer, Musician, Educator, Recording studio owner and Technical Coordinator of a local theatre. She is passionate about the development of the arts and cultural industry in the Caribbean. 
Delesse holds a Certificate in Music Technology, a B.A in Musical Arts, a Postgraduate Diploma in Arts and Cultural Enterprise Management and a Master of Business Administration.

KERRI-ANN CHANDLER

Education Coordiantor

Kerri is a musician, audio engineer, producer, educator and Fulbright scholar. Passionate about music creation and music technology education. She holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education from the University of Greenwich and has taught at the University of Trinidad and Tobago as well as the School of Business and Continuing Science. She has worked as a Live Engineer, Audio Technician and was the Recording Engineer and Technical Director of Wiluvbeats Studios.
Kerri earned her BA Musical Arts from UWI, as well as a B.Sc Recording Arts at Full Sail where she graduated as Valedictorian and recipient of the Advanced Achievement Award.
Currently she is pursuing a MM in Music Technology at NYU where her current interests are Immersive Audio, Recording Techniques, and the use of the Steel pan in Music Production and Sound Design.

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SHANNON YOUNG

Official blogger

Shannon Young is a writer, producer, and aspiring audio engineer from Trinidad and Tobago. She began her musical career at age 15 by picking up drums, and since then, has endeavoured to expand her skillset in every field. 
With a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Technology and years of solo production knowledge under her belt, she is currently interning under Yoichi Watanabe.

JOMA

Contributer

Joma is a bassist with the band 3 Canal and a multi-instrumentalist who has been playing music for 35 years. She has also toured the USA with Boston-based bands Zili Misik and Dis n Dat Band.

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JEANINE RUIZ

Contributer

Jeanine S. Ruiz is a musical creator from Trinidad and Tobago. Her skillset includes composer, producer, director, arranger, educator and performer. Jeanine graduated from the University of the West Indies (BA Degree in Musical Arts with First Class Honours 2014) and the University of Trinidad and Tobago (Certificate in Music Technology 2015). She went onto scoring her first soundtrack for the movie The Cutlass (2016) which won numerous awards. Jeanine founded her company J9perspective which offers these services under 1 umbrella. Additionally, she is a part of the musical collective Ijo as well as the band manager and director of Nailah Blackman’s band Sokah.

MEGAN GILL

Contributer

With a wildly artistic spirit and a vast technical background, Megan is a rockstar of the creative world and considers herself a citizen of the planet, having traveled considerably during her career and lived in various parts of the world. Boasting a holistic understanding of multiple creatives Arts, Megan is passionate about incorporating new, cutting edge technology and experiences into the Caribbean landscape.Her experience with Arts and Culture management, couples perfectly With her extensively audio based background, positioning Megan to be a keen driving force in the revolution of the Arts and entertainment in Trinidad and Tobago.

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